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Natural UV Protection Alternatives - Nature's Sun Block

Updated on June 9, 2011

Coral - A Natural Sun Block

Although coral reefs are under threat and need to be protected, if you find yourself stuck on a tropical island somewhere, coral can be a saver against finding yourself badly sun burnt and far away from the nearest pharmacy. The process of collecting the natural uv protecting sun block from a coral is an easy one. All you need to do is go into the sea water and find a peace of coral. Coral does not only have to be in deep sea waters and often around tropical islands, coral can be found in shallow sea waters. Take the coral out of the water and hold it up. The first thing you will notice is sea water dripping from the coral but in no time at all the liquid that falls from the coral will become slightly thicker. It is this liquid that you need to rub onto your bodies skin, as this is the natural sunblock that comes from a coral. This natural coral sunblock is approximately factor 30-40. Make sure that after you have used the corals natural uv protection sunblock, that you place the coral straight back into the sea water so it can continue to live and also be re-used, if required.

Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Red raspberry seed oil is easy to purchase online. As a complete natural protection against both UVA and UVB rays, red raspberry seed oil can be one of the top natural alternatives to sunblock and overall UV protection. This particular natural sunblock has a sunfactor (SPF) between 28-50, depending on the strength and purity of the oil and is also recognised by some as being equal to titanium dioxide. Red raspberry seed oil also contains high levels of alpha and vitamin A, vitamin E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and holds a nice sweet aroma.

Aloe Vera

 As aloe vera only inhibits 20 percent of the suns rays, when in contact with the skin, it is not a reliable sun block but it is a brilliant plant used as an after sun treatment and for those already gained nasty sunburns. The process of extracting the aloe gel from an aloe vera plant is also another process which does not require much work. Firstly, the green outer skin of an aloe vera leaf must be removed or cut away. Next, the white threaded part of the skin of the leaf must be pulled back and deep inside the aloe vera leaf you will find a gel type part of the fleshy part of the aloe vera leaf. This is the part you require, if you are going to use aloe as a natural healer, the inner gel is the best part. Simply and gently rub the aloe gel onto the area of your body that you need it and you are done.


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      billericky 7 years ago from Plymouth

      Nice to know nature is still on our side, even though we humans messed things up a bit.

      Thank you